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Wild records

The RAA sustainability group met again in January. We discussed reducing peat use on the site, a review of site survey criteria to include provision for wildlife and recording the wildlife on site. The Allotments has been designated a site

Get organic, get rotten…

…Get composting!: Adding organic matter through composting is the best way to improve your Rosendale allotment’s heavy (but potentially very fertile) clay soil. Why compost?: The joy of composting is that waste material can be turned into something extremely valuable

Sustainability open meeting

On 3 August in the Community Building we had a very productive open meeting for RAA members interested in managing their plots and the site more sustainably. The main discussion focused on encouraging beneficial wildlife and how to grow healthy

Wild about wildlife

Why should I care? What’s in it for me?

 As gardeners we can grow healthy produce efficiently and give nature a helping hand. If we make just a few changes to how we do things, we can save ourselves time,

Wildlife gardening

Why should I adopt wildlife-friendly gardening practices? Because wildlife is in trouble. Some recent UK examples:   – Butterflies 70% of species are declining Butterfly conservation, 2015. – Hedgehogs declined by 66% in the last thirteen years PTES, 2018. –

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